Essay on Biography of George Washington the First American President

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George Washington was the first president of the United States. I think as my opinion, George Washington being president was a major turning point in US history. Mr. Washington had an interesting early life, before he was the president. Same goes for his presidency and after his presidency. Here is a overall look at George Washington’s life. George Washington was born on February 11, 1732 in Westmoreland, Virginia, British America, in his parents Pope’s Creek Estate. George Washington was the first child of Augustine Washington and Augustine’s second wife, Mary Ball Washington. Augustine Washington belonged to the Colony of Virginia's landed gentry and was a planter and slaveholder. Mary Bell Washington was a stay home mom just like most …show more content…
George Washington was the first president of the United States. I think as my opinion, George Washington being president was a major turning point in US history. Mr. Washington had an interesting early life, before he was the president. Same goes for his presidency and after his presidency. Here is a overall look at George Washington’s life. George Washington was born on February 11, 1732 in Westmoreland, Virginia, British America, in his parents Pope’s Creek Estate. George Washington was the first child of Augustine Washington and Augustine’s second wife, Mary Ball Washington. Augustine Washington belonged to the Colony of Virginia's landed gentry and was a planter and slaveholder. Mary Bell Washington was a stay home mom just like most women during that time period. George Washington had two older half brother named Augustine and Lawrence, which were from his father Augustine first marriage. George had four siblings named Samuel, Betty, John, and Charles. He also had four other siblings died before becoming adults. The father of Washington received his education at Appleby School in England, and, true to his alma mater, he sent his two elder sons to the same school. His death when George was eleven prevented this son from having the same advantage, and such education as he had was obtained in Virginia. His old friend, and later enemy, Rev. Jonathan Boucher, said that "George, like most people thereabouts at that time, had no education than reading, writing and accounts
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